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A Short History of the Perception of Robots and Automata from Antiquity to Modern Times

  • Robots and automata are key elements of every vision and forecast of life in the near and distant future. However, robots and automata also have a long history, which reaches back into antiquity. Today most historians think that one of the key roles of robots and automata was to amaze or even terrify the audience: They were designed to express something mythical, magical, and not explainable.Robots and automata are key elements of every vision and forecast of life in the near and distant future. However, robots and automata also have a long history, which reaches back into antiquity. Today most historians think that one of the key roles of robots and automata was to amaze or even terrify the audience: They were designed to express something mythical, magical, and not explainable. Moreover, the visions of robots and their envisioned fields of application reflect the different societies. Therefore, this short history of robotics and (especially) anthropomorphic automata aims to give an overview of several historical periods and their perspective on the topic. In a second step, this work aims to encourage readers to reflect on the recent discussion about fields of application as well as the role of robotics today and in the future.‚Ķshow moreshow less

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Author:Christian Fron, Oliver KornORCiDGND
Editor:Oliver Korn
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Place of publication:Cham
Year of Publication:2019
Date of first Publication:2019/07/27
Edition:1.
ISBN:978-3-030-17106-3 (Print)
ISBN:978-3-030-17107-0 (Online)
Language:English
GND Keyword:Informatik; Roboter
Tag:Automata; History of Technology; Social Robots; Technology Acceptance
DDC classes:100 Philosophie und Psychologie
300 Sozialwissenschaften
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
900 Geschichte und Geografie
Parent Title (English):Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN:1571-5035
First Page:1
Last Page:12
Document Type:Part of a Book
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Bibliografie
Acces Right:Zugriffsbeschränkt
Release Date:2019/12/20
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
URL:https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030171063
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17107-0_1